About the property
- Condo605 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
E komo mai meke aloha kakou!
Here’s a little “talk story” about our condo in the Maui Vista. We hope it will give you an accurate picture of our Maui home and help you make the best decision for your vacation.
We recently had guests who split their Maui vacation between our condo and another in the Maui Vista complex. When our guests returned home, they wrote us to say that, even though the other unit had just been remodeled and everything was brand new, they wished that they had been able to spend their entire vacation in our unit. He wrote “There is something magical about your condo. We loved it! We were comfortable and relaxed and had everything we needed and then some. We will be back!”
That seems to sum it up pretty well.
This condo is a magical place. It has good vibes, I think because it seems to draw exceptionally wonderful guests who leave the imprint of their happy memories and love of the islands for everyone who follows.
We do take very good care of the condo and keep it updated. In July 2017, we removed the carpet in the living room and bedroom and replaced it with PERGO and area rugs (the kitchen, bath , and hall are tiled). It's very attractive (pictures to come soon). We also replaced the dining chairs - but kept the upholstered matching seats - in July 2017. In June 2015, we bought a new sofa sleeper - it's a commercial frame and does not have that uncomfortable bar in the middle. We also installed a fan in the living room. A year before, in June 2014, we removed the popcorn ceiling - it looks so nice! We replaced the interior doors with raised six-panel ones and new hardware. We replaced the bedroom dresser and night stands (now we have night chests - more drawers for storage, helpful for guests who stay longer), and we bought a new living room air conditioner.
In addition to the above upgrades, upgrades, in 2013 we added a new vanity, vanity top, faucet, and towel bars; solid thermal pane windows that replaced the drafty louvered ones (and help keep the unit very quiet); and a new mattress, springs and bed (headboard and frame). We personally “visit” at least three times a year to restock and replace items that need replacing, clean every little corner in the unit, touch up the paint, and organize cupboards and linens to our standards. (Some people think we are on vacation! Not so!)
As you can tell from the reviews, you will have every supply that we can think of; but I still need to tell you that the pillows are really good – and there are two down ones for those like me who use down pillows. You will also find an exceptionally clean condo; our managers send a re-inspector before each guest arrives to be certain that the housekeepers have done their usual outstanding job.
People do ask us why we keep our rates reasonable. It's because we very much want you to have a wonderful vacation that doesn’t break your personal bank. We used to live on the mainland and struggled every vacation to find a balance between the money we spent and the value we received on our Maui vacations. We found that we were able to have a wonderful vacation and manage our resources if we prepared many of our own meals (we brought many of our own supplies and kitchen gadgets and consequently learned to supply this condo with those items) and stayed at condos where we didn’t have to pay $20 or $25 a night for parking. We became hooked on condo vacationing, especially in wonderful Kihei.
Other information you might want to know: We are located on the second floor of building one, unit 1225. It’s an end unit and consequently is a little larger than most one bedroom units and has air conditioners in the living room and the bedroom. We have both a hide-a-bed and a queen Aerobed, the two layer kind with a headboard. We also have an infant play n pack and a portable bed for a small child.We have electronic locks, the combination of which is changed for each new guest. We don’t charge you a fee if you pay by credit card and we don’t charge a cleaning fee if you stay four nights or longer. We also don’t require that you purchase damage insurance because we have only once had guests who have damaged the unit. The Maui Vista does not have a resort fee or a check in fee. We do have professional managers, Maui Condo and Home, available 24/7 to handle issues that you might have. (Hawaii law requires that we have an on-island representative and we live on the Big Island.) Maui Condo also handles financial transactions (that don't go through VRBO) for us. They do charge a $50 booking fee to all of our guests.
Of course you have access to the pools, barbecues, and the tennis courts at the Maui Vista, and are just steps from Charlie Young Beach, one of the best beaches on the island. Just grab the beach chairs, the umbrella, beach towels and cooler and, in fewer than five minutes, you're on the beach!
One more thing: the State of Hawaii is increasing the transient accommodation tax effective Jan. 1, 2018. You'll notice that I have already increased the tax . That's because we don't have any openings for the remainder of 2017; all new bookings are in 2018 or later. In case you wonder why the tax increase - Oahu is running out of funds to complete the light rail system and has decided to let the other islands help them with funding.
Try us, you won’t be disappointed.
A hui hou,
Nancy and Stafford
Hawaii tax ID #40884910-01
Stafford or Nancy Lombard
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Stafford or Nancy Lombard
Aloha! We're Hawaii residents - we live in Keaau, Big Island, just south of Hilo Town. We moved here from the Seattle area (go Mariners!) almost ten years ago. Stafford is retired, or as retired as one can be when managing an acre of yard, fruit trees, and pineapples in Hawaii. Nancy also retired in July of 2016. It's her fourth time. Maybe this one will work. We love Maui, it's our favorite vacation spot. We bought this condo to enjoy ourselves and to share with friends, ohana, and you.
Stafford or Nancy Lombard purchased this Condo in 2002
Why Stafford or Nancy Lombard chose Kihei
We bought at the Vista because we love sunny Kihei, the grounds are beautiful, the cost to buy and consequently to rent to you was reasonable, and the beaches are oh so close. We are lucky to have an excellent AOAO manager, security is very good (and very quiet at night), and there's plenty of free parking.
What makes this Condo unique
Unique benefits? We are welcoming you into our home and provide for your comfort with this in mind. You will be comfortable and feel like you are coming home at the end of your glorious Maui day.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful place. Equipped with everything needed and more. Clean and quiet. Hope it’s available on our next trip. Thank you!
Perfect for us!!
This place was the best location you can get in maui! In the center of everything, across from a beautiful beach.. and had EVERYTHING you need. Even tho we didn't cook at all lol, all the beach stuff were super handy! Coolers, bodyboard, different sizes, soo many little stuff that came out super handy! Lots of shampoo and body wash.. mostly for girls lol.. owner was super friendly and gave us nice recommendations.. also the apt is located on a little corner and it was super quiet!! We wanted quiet so it was the best! If u planning on rest!
Definitely will stay again if we come back!!
Thank you Stanford family!!
Location! Location! Location!
Just came back from Maui Vista and can't say enough about it...already planning another trip! Even though you aren't oceanside, it can't be in a better location. It is directly across the street from the beach so it is very convenient that way and the beach has fabulous snorkeling - turtles galore! It is a very short walk either way to shops and dining. The complex is gorgeous and well maintained and staff are very friendly.
We enjoyed having both A/C in the living AND bedroom! Bed was super comfortable and since it is an end unit, it is very quiet. Place was well stocked and clean. We could not have asked for more! You can't go wrong with this place!
Excellent condo; it has absolutely everything you'll need
Condo has quiet and cool location in well run complex. The condo is stocked with supplies, loaded with dishes and has everything you need for the beach that is right across the street! It made the vacation easy and enjoyable. Owners are excellent to deal with and creating a perfect home away from home. I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Maui.
Thank you for sharing Nancy and Stafford!
Our stay was just perfect!! Great location for traveling to any part of the island!!
Super convenient to be able to do laundry and all the beach accessories were wonderful to have.. loved it here!!
Very clean and convenient
Highly recommend to family and friends! Walking distance to the beach, grocery store and restaurants.
Additional pricing information
Optional travel insurance is available through our managers. There is no cleaning fee for stays of four nights or longer.